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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Standard Lens

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Standard Lens

Product Code: 1240156L

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One of Canons flagship L series standard width lenses, the ultra fast EF 50mm f/1.2L USM gives precise control over depth of field along with fast autofocus using weather resistant materials.

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  • Popular with portrait photographers, this lens gives precise control over depth of field for full creative flexibility, whilst the fast maximum aperture delivers great shots in low light.
  • Incredible image quality with extremely shallow depth of field
  • Ultrasonic motor for fast, accurate focusing with full-time manual focusing

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Summary

Maintain precise control of depth of field with this large maximum aperture lens, which is a consummate performer in low light.

  • Flagship L Series Canon DSLR lens, made using the finest optics and durability
  • Bright f/1.2 maximum aperture delivers incredibly shallow depth of field and ensures great shots in low light
  • Fast, quiet autofocus with ring USM for full-time manual focusing
  • Circular 8-blade diaphragm helps produce attractive background blur
  • Super spectra coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • 72mm filter diameter
  • Dust and moisture resistant construction
  • Supplied with lens hood and lens pouch

Extremely bright aperture

The large maximum aperture of f/1.2 provides outstanding speed particularly useful when shooting in low light. The capture therefore also provides fine control over focusing, allowing extremely shallow depth of field for creative effects and out of focus areas.

Smooth bokeh and defocus

With a circular aperture diaphragm out of focus areas of the image are softer and more uniform. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background with pleasing rounded bokeh.

Fast AF system

A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence with Canon DSLR cameras. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is accurately reached without overshooting. Full-time manual override is available making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode. This is a useful feature which doesn’t require switching a lock to change between AF and MF.

Sharp results with controlled ghosting and flare

Canon’s Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour and enhance image contrast. Super Spectra coatings also reduce flare and ghosting which is a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor, particularly with backlit subjects.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Specifications

Lens Type

Standard prime EF lens

Focal length range

50mm

Aperture range

f/1.2 - f/16

Image stabilisation

NA

Filter Size

72mm

Compatible cameras

Canon DSLR

Dimensions

85.8 x 65.5mm

Weight

580g

Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II

0.39-0.24

Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II

0.67-0.53

Offers: N/A
Offer Category: Camera Lenses
Offer Product Type: Canon Lenses EF mount
Autofocus: Yes
Aperture ring: N/A
Constant Aperture: Yes
Lens CIPA Image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Diameter (mm): 86
Length (mm): 66
Weight (g): 580
Distance scale: Yes
DoF scale: Yes
Elements: 8
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Focus distance limiter: N/A
Focal length: 50 mm
Focus method: N/A
Filter Thread: N/A
Full time manual: Yes
Groups: 6
Hood supplied: Yes
Lens Image stabilization: N/A
Lens mount: N/A
Lens Materials: N/A
Maximum focal length: 50
Maximum magnification: 0.15
Maximum aperture (number): 1.2
Maximum aperture (text): N/A
Max Format size: N/A
Minimum focal length: 50
Lens Minimum focus distance (m): 0.45
Minimum aperture (number): 16
Minimum aperture (text): N/A
Motor type: N/A
Number of diaphragm blades: 8
Power zoom: N/A
Special elements / coatings: Super Spectra lens coatings and lens element shaping suppress flare and ghosting
Tripod collar: N/A
Lens type: N/A
Zoom lock: N/A
Zoom method: N/A
Notes: N/A

Our Verdict

Popular with portrait photographers, this lens gives precise control over depth of field for full creative flexibility, whilst the fast maximum aperture delivers great shots in low light.

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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